Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun suction

2 senses of suction

Sense 1
suction -- (a force over an area produced by a pressure difference)
       => pressure, pressure level, force per unit area -- (the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit); "the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure")

Sense 2
sucking, suck, suction -- (the act of sucking)
       => consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake -- (the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb suction

2 senses of suction

Sense 1
suction -- (remove or draw away by the force of suction; "the doctors had to suction the water from the patient's lungs")

Sense 2
suction -- (empty or clean (a body cavity) by the force of suction; "suction the uterus in an abortion")
       => evacuate, void, empty -- (excrete or discharge from the body)

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